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Jan 21, 2013 12:00pm EST
of john brennan it to be defense secretary appeared next is a call to is watching us. caller: i just wanted to call and get my comments on today's ceremony. it is very moving. i did not vote for mr. obama. i hope he surrounds himself with people that we give him counsel. he was hoping we would come together, works for the next four years. the most moving part was beyonce's singing of the national anthem. i hope we can go forward as one nation. >> she writes the benediction is lovely but what about separation of church and state? next is a call from santiago. i thought president obama's speech was really good. agree with james taylor and beyonce. their performances were great. he did not talk about bipartisanship and he should have. host: the speech was clocked in at just over 18 minutes. next is a call from gary. caller: thank you for letting me call. i was very impressed with its. it is a good day for us all to come together. it is a very special shout out you were finishing the national anthem. they started ripping the president's, his agenda, his speech. this is fairly biased news
Jan 15, 2013 10:00am EST
of a news conference at johns hopkins university. that is live now on c-span2 that has been underway for about an hour. we will try to go to carl in vegas, nevada. the house is about to come in. make it quick. caller: i want to talk about gun control. they do not need a gun that they can shoot and kill someone from 5 miles away. it does not help them. they do not need to go out and hunt with a game -- a gun like that. they keep it for one reason only -- so they can protect themselves against the government. that's what it's all about. host: "the new york times" editorial today weighing in saying the white house has a rare chance to propose and pushed through an agenda for public safety. the assault weapon ban should be renewed and tightened with a special emphasis on those that hold more than 10 rounds. offered by our chaplain, father conroy. chaplain conroy: let us pray. god of the universe, we give us thanks for giving us another day. the people's house gathers today and celebrates in its gathering the wonder of our constitutional form of government. our nation has once ag
Jan 18, 2013 9:00am EST
faithfully. >> when chief justice john roberts administered the oath to barack obama on january 20, 2009, there was a major problem. roberts was supposed to say "i will faithfully execute the office of president of the united states. " barack obama stopped and paused and smiled as if to say, come on, man, this is my big day. you have to get this right. unfortunately, he did not get it right so the very next night in the white house, they did it again. this time roberts used notes which he had not used the first time and they got it right. >> we walk for the history of democracy's big day monday at 8:00 a.m. and again at 8:00 p.m. eastern. this is part of a three-day holiday weekend on c-span 2's book-tv. >> the greatest honor history can bestow is the title of peacemaker. this honor now beckons america, the chance to lead the world at last out of the valley of turmoil and onto that high ground of peace that man has dreamed of since the dawn of civilization >> must embark on new programs, scientific investments and the improvement of underdeveloped areas. >> of this weekend, public radio'
Jan 16, 2013 5:00pm EST
will be administered the oath of office. it is done by supreme court justice john roberts and two bibles used this time. first is the linchingon bible, this was useed by the president four years ago and same bible used by president linchingon when he was sworn in for the first time in 1861 and that will be on top of the king family bible which has been provided for this ceremony by the king family. kelly clarkson will sing "my country t inch s of thee" and there will be a poem read. we are excited that richard bla nmp co will be -- blanco will be joining us. reverend louis leon will be overseeing the traditional st. john's service that kicks off the president's day on mopped and will be offering the prayer and beyonce will be singing the national anthem. these historic bibles, and they are symbolic bibles as we head into the 150th anniversary of the emancipation proclamation and with that, i would like to hand it over to our partners and talk about the inaugural parade, which will take place after the lunch that matt discussed. >> thank you. i'm colonel michelle roberts. and our task force has the resp
Jan 22, 2013 10:00am EST
beloved by everyone on capitol hill. john mccain said he would endorse him. that will go through without controversy. both of these men will be confirmed easily. people think the secretary of defense choice is a signal that we will not be as aggressive as somewhat like in defending israel. host: minimum wage. do you expect those issues to gcome up>? guest: the campaign was focused on jobs. the relative lack of direct engagement with how you create jobs during the inaugural address. this was not a set of policy proposals. there will be more about this in the state of the union. it was striking that the focus of the campaign was not terribly reflected in the address he gave yesterday. as far as labor issues, a lot of this is going on in the states. there is a national political aspect to this. i do not know what plans they have for some of these issues. it was interesting yesterday that obama singled out issues like ensuring that women get equal pay as a key part of the principles he was trying to establish. host: republicans in the house and the senate, what are they saying on this? guest
Jan 18, 2013 7:00pm EST
the capacity engaged for decision-making. that is three aspects that we are familiar with. john powell said in the late 1800's, if you're going to develop the colorado system you're going to overuse it. it. but do you know what? we are there. it's been more than 100 years and the system is provided the water for the need in which it was designed. those needs have changed. that is what we haven't realized. the other losses are in fact adding up to the cost. the benefits of recreation in late powell are now equal to the benefits of hydropower. so we have to keep in mind these costs scale impacts but also a map onto the capabilities of people to respond. type of plan, the impacts we put in place like the grazing act of 1934 was the best thing. their there are histories of good intervention. the question is can we address them? >> we have three more minutes so what i would like to go is go down the panel and i would like for the rest of the panel to give a minute on what you feel is the best plan of attack them in the coming years to deal with this drought and drought mitigation and its impact
Jan 17, 2013 10:00am EST
of the judiciary committee, congressman john conyers and the chair of our gun violence prevention task force congressman mike thompson. we thank you, mike, for your leadership. we are also joined by our distinguished whip, steny hoyer. with that i'm going to yield to steny for a moment and then to our co-chairs. >> i thank you very much, madam leader, and chairman andrews on the steering committee for scheduling this. obviously critically and very timely hearing and look forward to hearing from the witnesses. clearly all of us as the president indicated in his talk today and presentation of his program and signing of executive orders, we all feel the urgency of responding to the dangers that our communities confront when the distribution of guns and large capacity magazines and with the status of our mental health observations of folks who ought not have guns and make sure we know who is getting weapons of great danger to our community. so i appreciate the witnesses. i welcome them. it is obviously an extraordinarily timely hearing. witness the attendance and interest of the media and the pu
Jan 17, 2013 1:00pm EST
to them, and it is like talking to your coach. what we found out, kids say things like john, when i opened my locker of this morning, three lockers down, 47, there was a handle of a gun sticking out. john, do not say anything, but there is a drug deal going to go down in the back of the gym today. john, there is born to be a rumble. -- going to be a rumble. here is what we're want to propose. we believe school resource officers play an important role. but that you should have significantly more flexibility in how to use them. that is why we are proposing a new school safety program that funds officers, but also gives your communities the flexibility to apply for other support. so school resources officer will cost you a certain amount per year with the money the federal government is putting up. you can see we would rather have a school psychologist, or we want a school resource officer who was unarmed. what we do not want, we do not those who arecopnt a cops, not trained like police officers. we are not insisting schools use police officers. if they conclude they need a school psychologis
Jan 17, 2013 5:00pm EST
, john. there are a variety of actions that the president has proposed. some of them are executive actions. some of the most important of them, as the president made clear, require congressional action. and i'll leave it to lawyers to sort out, if we are fortunate enough to achieve these pieces of legislation, how those laws would be enforced. but let's be clear here. there is nothing the president proposed yesterday that would result, if enacted, in anyone -- any law-abiding citizen in america losing a gun. the president made clear yesterday his full support for the second amendment and the second amendment rights of american citizens. he also made clear that we have an obligation, and american citizens, including our most vulnerable, youngest american citizens, have rights, too. and we have an obligation to uphold those rights, including the rights of seven- year-olds to live without the fear of being gunned down in their own school. so we as a society need to come together and take common-sense actions that do not affect americans' second amendment rights, which the president su
Jan 16, 2013 1:00pm EST
of congressman john -- congressman thompson, mike thompson, our gun violence prevention task force keeps growing in number. our colleagues are submitting recommendations for legislation, the task force is working with outside organizations and sharing the latest information on gun violence and steps we can take and must take to end it. today, to strengthen the efforts of this task force and our democratic caucus, we will hear from americans with personal and professional experiences with gun violence. and with critical expertise on how and why we must protect it. it's really an emotional occasion for many here. we thank them for sharing their grief to help other people be safe, to sharing their experience to help us all honor our oath of office. our witnesses hail from every walk of life. education, academia, law enforcement and public service. we are extraordinarily grateful to have with us dr. janet robinson, superintendent of schools of newtown, connecticut. dr. emily knottingham, mother of gabe zimmerman, who you know was a victim in tucson nearly two years ago. chief scott knight, police de
Jan 15, 2013 1:00pm EST
this. but the bottom line is that our speaker, john boehner, our majority leader, eric cantor, and the minority leader, nancy pelosi, understand that we must approach a national disaster such as the superstorm together. and as a body, whether it was anita lowey, rodney frelinghuysen, chris smith, michael grimm, frank lobiondo, we as a body understood we had a job to do. the gentlewoman from new york, the ranking member of this committee, louise slaught, and i understood the responsibility. because we had people back home like mayor william acres of seaside heights, new jersey, who talked to jon runyan or perhaps sylvia pa tellow -- patello talked to her congressman about the need of the communities. one nation under god. the united states coming together at a time of extreme difficulty. and that's what we have done. we have worked well together. we have worked with the governors, governors from pennsylvania, new york, certainly governor christie of new jersey. mayor bloomberg of new york. people who got together and worked. we did wait for the president's declaration of a nati
Jan 16, 2013 10:00am EST
, the spokesman for house speaker john boehner, house committees of jurisdiction will review these recommendations and if the senate passes a bill we will also take a look at that. that from michael steele, spokesman for john boehner. as you may recall senator patrick leahy said in those comments that the senate judiciary committee would begin hearings two weeks from today, january 30. we'll show you-all of his comments momentarily. first before we get to calls, a couple of looks at tweets. lots of tweets. here's one from alex who says, today doesn't have anything to do with saving lives. it's about politicians trying to pass gun control legislation they have sought for years. another view from nia who says, biden, the president and i are going to do everything we can to match your resolve. he says to the sandy hook parents in the audience. dan says that criminals are laughing their butts off. they commit crime and lawful owners get the penalties. one more from christa who says, machine guns are made for killing people. you do not hunt for sport or food with them. they need to be illegal. now to o
Jan 22, 2013 1:00pm EST
boys fight for life. some day i will see john timothy again in heaven. but i thank god that little mica todd is alive, a 6-year-old growing strong, healthy, a gift of god. the framers of our declaration of independence went to their knees many times. they understood the value of politics. but they also understood the value of truth. truth that came not from man but truth that came from god. truths such as these, where it's said in psalm 1:23, children are a gift of the lord, the fruit of the womb. before i formed you in the womb, i knew you. before you were born i set you apart. psalm 1:39 where it says, you form my inward parts, you wove me in my mother's womb. i will give thanks to you for i am fearfully and wonderfully made. wonderful are your work and my soul knows it very well. my frame was not hidden from you. when i was made in secret and skillfully wrought in the departments of the earth, your eyes have seen my unformed substance and in your book we're all written, the days that were ordaineder to any -- for me, when as yet there was not one of them. i end by going back to what
Jan 22, 2013 5:00pm EST
-- >> we are going to go live to capitol hill. house speaker john boehner is putting footprints on the bill that is going to come before the house tomorrow. [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013] [captioning performed by national captioning institute] >> hard-working taxpayers understand that they have to balance their budgets from every week to every month. they also believe it's time for washington to balance its budget. over the last four years, house republicans have offered plans. our budget plans. we have done our budgets, but it's been nearly four years since the senate has done a budget. most americans believe if you don't do your job, you shouldn't get paid, that is the basis for no budget, no pay. it's time for the senate to act. chairman paul ryan has worked hard with the budget committee to outline the kind of reforms we would put in place to bring real fiscal responsibility here in washington. and the american people understand that you can't continue to spend money that you don't have. it's time for us to come to a plan that will, in fact, balance the budget
Jan 21, 2013 5:00pm EST
,, but first we will bring you to the start of the day at st. john paul's epistle church this morning, as the president attended services at st. john's. house will be in order. members take their seats, get off the well. members, clear the well, take their seats. the chair lays before the house a communication from the speaker. the clerk: the speaker's room, washington, d.c., january 21, 2013. i hereby appoint the honorable john shimkus to act as speaker pro tempore on this day. signed, john a. boehner, speaker of the house of representatives. the speaker pro tempore: the prayer will be offered by our chaplain, father conroy. chaplain conroy: lord of the universe, we give you thanks for giving us another day. you are the father of us all, divine providence has led this nation in the past and guides all human affairs to this very day. as a nation, we are in need of wisdom to make right decisions, perseverance to build upon the hopes of your people and patience because at times bear an urgency. so today the american people join congress as we call upon your holy name. we pray for vice p
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